What are the effects of photochemical smog?

Asked by pratikbharadia | 30th Dec, 2009, 11:55: AM

Expert Answer:

Pollutants which form photochemical smog are: acrolein,ozone, nitric oxide, formaldehyde and peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN).

Photochemical oxidants - NO2 and O3

Effects:Photochemical smog causes serious health problems. Both ozone and PAN act as powerful eye irritants. Ozone and nitric oxide irritate the tnose and throat and their high concentration causes headache, chest pain, dryness of the throat, cough and difficulty in breathing. Photochemical smog leads to cracking of rubber and extensive damage to plant life. It also causes corrosion of metals, stones, building materials, rubber and painted
surfaces.

 

Answered by  | 30th Dec, 2009, 04:24: PM

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